Author Archives: Cathy

Six on Saturday: Snip Snip Snip

There has been a lot of snipping going on around here recently, with cutting back, down or out beginning in the borders during the week but,  more excitingly, our neighbours on the hedge side had workers in the garden today … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Strawberry Hill

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Ina Vase on Monday: Airy Fairy

No doubt I have used this title before in a previous post, but it suited the lighter and more delicate stems of the contents of this Monday’s vase, a contrast to the chunkier and more dominant dahlias and zinnias that … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Time to Put Off Bulb Planting

My bulb order from Peter Nyssen arrived yesterday and, like many fellow bloggers, I can now begin to put off planting them…does anybody enjoy this particular gardening task, I wonder? Actually, I don’t mind the indoor planting, and there are … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lodgers

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In a Vase on Monday: Single But Happy

Many blooms in the garden are increasingly on borrowed time, partly in the knowledge that we could have frosts at any time (although this didn’t happen until early in November in the last two years) and partly because annuals have … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: a Mixed and Damp Bag

I suggested in my end of month post that leaves on the trees had not yet started to turn, but today I notice that some of the witch hazels were indeed beginning to colour up – the one above is … Continue reading

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End of Another Month

Every month it’s the same, it no sooner starts than it finishes – or that’s how it seems, as September has certainly gone in the merest blink of an eye. Weather-wise it has been a mild month of sunny periods … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Waiting Game

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In a Vase on Monday: Gold

I may not have incorporated dahlias into a Vase on Monday for a little while, but they have been used in posies for friends – and I also have a vase of assorted dahlias on the kitchen table, victims of … Continue reading

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